Taliban Refutes UN Secretary-General's Report on Increased Instability in Afghanistan

Saturday, 06/22/2024

Abdul Mateen Qani, spokesperson for the Taliban's Ministry of Interior, denied the recent report by UN Secretary-General António Guterres regarding the rise in security incidents in Afghanistan.

Qani claimed, "The United Nations always tries to portray the situation in Afghanistan as unstable."

The Taliban spokesperson stated, "The United Nations should present its views considering the real facts of Afghanistan."

In his latest report on Afghanistan, the UN Secretary-General noted that over 2,500 security incidents have been recorded in the country in the past three months.
According to Guterres, security incidents in February, March, and April this year increased by 55% compared to the previous three months.

Among these incidents, drug-related issues surged by 97%, rising from 212 to 418 cases. Most of these incidents occurred in the central, northeastern, southeastern, and southern regions of Afghanistan.

The UN report indicates that the primary cause of this instability is the "ruling authorities' decision" to enforce a ban on poppy cultivation.

In the past three months, land disputes increased from 20 to 51 cases, mostly in the southern and eastern parts of Afghanistan.

During this period, armed clashes rose from 75 to 106 cases, although explosions decreased.

More News